When The Clash sang “London’s Burning” they were whingeing about boredom, not bombs. I first heard of the news last night via sms from a friend who used to live there, urging me to check upon my friends and see if they are okay. Swiftly, I turned on the net, where google news is my main page, an amazing news site that gets updated by the minutes. True enough, the horror started to trickle in.
Next I turned on BBC Net Radio (pretty amazing streaming audio with more than just news, with tens of stations to turn to – for music, go BBC Radio 6) and for the next few hours we listened to the live reports; the death toll climbed while the clock ticked until it got too excrucriatingly depressing to go on.
As usual it’s the innocents who died and bled and lost their beloved and limbs and lives. I’m lost for words…
To those looking for the best page to check upon the developments:
BTW; most of my friends in London wrote back and they are fine. Still I’m waiting for news from my old editor (from the days of The Blasting Concept) who are studying and living there. I hope he’s alright.
If you’re on broadband / streamyx:
BBC Radio Main Page: Loads of selections.
BBC 6 Music: excellent music, that is f you’re not one of those who have discriminatory musical taste. Check out Tom Robinson (ex-The Tom Robinson Band) playing great selections and special sessions every Thursdays.